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Russia Finds Missing Merchant Ship Near Cape Verde Islands

The Russian-crewed freighter that sparked a high-seas mystery when it disappeared nearly three weeks ago has been found by a Russian naval frigate off the West African coast.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Yang Topples Woods

Y.E. Yang became the first Asian-born player to win a major Sunday with a stunning performance in the PGA Championship, memorable as much for his clutch shots as the player he beat.

Mexico Replaces Customs Staff, Revamps Borders

Mexico has replaced all 700 of its customs inspectors with agents newly trained to detect contraband, from guns and drugs to TVs and other big-ticket appliances smuggled to avoid import duties.

Officials Warn of H1N1 Vaccine's Link to Deadly Disease

British health officials have warned doctors of possible similarities between the new H1N1 vaccine and a shot linked to 25 deaths in the U.S. in the 1970s.

Claudette Hits Florida as Bill Becomes Hurricane

Tropical Storm Claudette made landfall on the Florida Panhandle near Fort Walton Beach early Monday while Hurricane Bill became the first hurricane of the 2009 Atlantic season.

N. Korea Threatens Retaliation on U.S. Over Sanctions

North Korea threatened Sunday to retaliate against the U.S. and South Korea over sanctions imposed on the communist regime, a day after South Korea's president renewed his offer of conditional aid for the impoverished country.

Firefighters Battle to Control Blazes Across California

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged residents to heed mandatory evacuation orders Saturday as 6,800 firefighters battled to control nearly a dozen blazes across the parched state.

Bollywood Superstar Detained 2 Hours at U.S. Airport

Khan, one of the Indian film industry's biggest stars, said he was detained because his name came up on a computer alert list at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey

Missing Ship Mystery Deepens After Report of Ransom

The mystery of a missing ship deepened Saturday, as investigators in Finland said a ransom demand was made for the freighter that vanished more than two weeks ago.

Explosion Near NATO's Afghan Headquarters Kills 7

A homicide car bomb exploded Saturday outside the main gate of NATO's headquarters five days before Afghanistan's presidential election, killing seven and wounding 91 in the biggest attack in the Afghan capital in six months.